One of the darlings of the London fashion calendar, people always really look forward to Sophie Hulme, and after attending her A/W12 presentation on Monday morning (it was a brunch presentation, so we were served virgin bloody marys and beef and bacon sandwiches) I can really see why. I want to know how quickly these pieces can make their way into my wardrobe!
There are not words to understand how much I loved the giant gold cut out model of a dinosaur in the corner of the room. It added the perfect compliment to the dinosaur details in the jewellery, accessories and lace prints the collection features.
As well as being very, very happy with this first photo I shot of this beautiful model at the presentation, I absolutely adore everything about her look. I love her statement brows with the slightly pink, basic eye makeup which really makes her blue eyes pop, with the rest of her makeup staying neutral. I love the contrast of her navy dress and her luxurious black fur coat, and the gold of her necklace and exposed coat zip breaks up the outfit, adds points of interest and creates balance.
I really loved the colours used in this collection. The muted black, navy and grey palette is very stylish and chic, and the little bursts of gold and pink colours add femininity and a bit of individual edge. The cuts of the clothes are also really sleek and stylish, and the mixtures of textures make the pieces really different.
I really love this black and gold version of Sophie's cult tote, just think of how many items you could carry in style in it! Also, I love the lovely coat and the dinosaur pendant, she has such cute accessories!
I adored these black ankle socks with the plain pumps, I really want to try this with maybe grey shoes, plain black socks and slightly cropped trousers?
I absolutely adore the gold detailing around the collar on this simple black shift dress, it is just like built in statement jewellery! Also, I love the mixed fabrics and textures she has used on this classic style of coat, and the dinosaur lace overlay on the top underneath - I need some of that fabric in my wardrobe sharpish!
Finally, for those of you who have made it past the waiting list, What's In My Handbag has a great feature and photos on what Sophie Hulme carries around in one of her signature bags!
If you could, what would you choose for yourself from the collection? I think I would go for a simple black dress, one of the simple coats or some cute dinosaur jewellery!